Fire rainbows dazzle Northeast
By Jesse Ferrell
6/14/2019, 9:54:58 PM
The Circumhorizon Arcs were seen again today, Friday, in Ohio and Pennsylvania:
ORIGINAL BLOG 6/13/2019:
Fire rainbows, which are technically ice halos, dazzled people in the Northeast on Wednesday. The 22-degree halo was (and usually is) the most commonly observed, but below that a more rare Circumhorizontal Arc was seen. The National Weather Service office in Binghamton, New York, got arguably the best photo of both:
This was caused by high, wispy clouds made of ice that were drifting across the state (early afternoon satellite image shown here):
Several Pennsylvania Weather Watchers Group members also snapped pics:
I checked my webcams here in State College, but it looks like we had too many lower clouds obscuring most of the high clouds that were producing the effect.
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WeatherMatrix - July 03, 2019, 7:39:48 PM EDT
A large fire was started at a distillery around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday near Frankfort, Kentucky. Was there lightning in the area?
WeatherMatrix - April 12, 2019, 4:35:51 PM EDT
This storm didn't qualify as a "bomb cyclone" like the one in March, but it sure had some crazy weather.
WeatherMatrix - March 19, 2019, 6:43:07 PM EDT